University of California, Irvine Extension
Contact: Jenna Sices, International Marketing & Recruitment Manager
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1. ESL Programs: 10-Week Intensive, 4-Week Conversation & Culture, 4-Week Business English
2. Post-graduate Accelerated Certificate Programs (ACPs) and option for internship and Optional Practical Training (OPT)
3. University Programs: International Undergraduate Preparation Programs (IUPP) and International Graduate Studies Preparation Program (IGSPP)
Nestled in one of the most beautiful, vibrant regions in Southern California, the University of California, Irvine is ranked the 11th best public university and best university under 50 years old in the U.S. Since its founding in 1965, the university has continued to gain prestige for its superior academic programs and contributions to cutting-edge research. Its world-renowned reputation has also attracted faculty members from the top of their fields, including three Nobel Prize winners. Increasingly a first-choice campus for many students, UC Irvine prides itself as a center for quality education that fosters students’ passion and enthusiasm for knowledge.
International Programs, a department of UC Irvine Extension, offers life-enriching academic, professional, and cultural experiences to international audiences to help them succeed in today’s competitive global environment. The experiences we provide include superior English-language instruction, post-graduate certificates with pathways to internship options and Optional Practical Training (OPT), and comprehensive preparation for successful undergraduate and graduate studies.
Through our fully accredited English Language programs, students can drastically improve their English skills with our 10 Week Intensive ESL Program; focus on learning to apply effective communication techniques in business situations with 4-Week Business English; or advance their English conversation skills and knowledge of American culture even further with our 4-Week Conversation and Culture. In our Accelerated Certificate Programs, post-graduate professionals can broaden their knowledge and expertise in their field by taking these 3-month courses taught by instructors who are practicing professionals in their industry. ACP students have the potential to enroll in an internship program and OPT. Lastly, our International Undergraduate Preparation Program (IUPP) and International Graduate Studies Preparation Program (IGSPP) equip students with the necessary skills to be admitted to and succeed in their respective degree programs.
All of our programs include a variety of support services, such as housing and organized cultural activities, to foster international students’ adjustment to and competence in participating in American life. Some of our facilities include the Anteater Recreational Center, Student Health Center, libraries, study centers, and computer labs. The Anteater Recreational Center is equipped with outdoor/indoor fitness labs, basketball courts, tennis courts, aquatics plaza, rock wall, and much more. In addition, students can enjoy all the benefits of living in beautiful and bustling Southern California. UC Irvine is located only 45 minutes away from major cities Los Angeles and San Diego, and it is surrounded by 40 miles of stunning beaches. Irvine enjoys a Mediterranean climate in a very safe, clean, and family oriented environment in the heart of The OC (Orange County).